Camera-ready comic art drawing for Tales of the Green Beret

Description (Brief)
This pen-and-ink drawing produced for the comic strip Tales of the Green Beret shows Sgt. Benton looking for Chris Tower, who has been kidnapped in Saigon. In order to find Tower, Benton tries to obtain information from a Vietnamese boy.
Joseph "Joe" Kubert (1926-2012) assisted at the Archie and Harry “A” Chesler shops in his early career. He later worked primarily for DC Comics, but continued work with other publishing companies. He also served as an editor, and in the 1960s worked on the Tales of the Green Beret. Kubert established The Kubert School for cartooning in 1976. He worked in comic books as well as newspaper strips throughout the 1980s, and in the 1990s began assisting his sons on their own comic strips.
Tales of the Green Beret (1965-1969) was adapted into a comic strip from the 1965 novel The Green Berets by Robin Moore. Moore’s story was published at a time when public opinion about the Vietnam War was still positive and real-life Green Berets were being celebrated in the media. The strip’s writing was credited to Robin Moore himself, although it was ghostwritten by Jerry Capp. After two years as the artist, Joe Kubert decided to leave the strip, which was eventually adapted for comic book format, but by that time public opinion about the war no longer supported the continuation of the story.
Currently not on view
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date made
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Moore, Robin
Kubert, Joe
Tribune Printing Company
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 37.5 cm x 54.2 cm; 14 3/4 in x 21 5/16 in
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Cultures & Communities
Comic Art
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Comic Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Newspaper Comics Council, Inc., New York, NY

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